Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science

James Eustace, Pramod Pathak

Abstract

After an initial learning period taking a practice test improves long-term retention compared with not taking a practice test. This testing effect finding has significant relevance for education, however, integrating retrieval practice effectively into teaching and learning activities presents challenges to educators in classroom situations. This paper extends previous research applying the Practice Testing Learning Framework (PTLF) to support teaching and learning using practice testing in the classroom with materials that range in complexity from understanding to problem-solving in electrical science. Findings from this study show the number of practice tests completed and overall engagement with practice tests had a significant impact on criterion test performance in the topics enhancing learning where practice tests were available and more effective than other techniques employed. The testing effect was evident with materials involving problem-solving and the authors recommend the PTLF to integrate retrieval practice into teaching and learning activities.

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in Harvard Style

Eustace J. and Pathak P. (2019). Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 262-270. DOI: 10.5220/0007674102620270


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={James Eustace and Pramod Pathak},
title={Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={262-270},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007674102620270},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Retrieval Practice, Enhancing Learning in Electrical Science
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Eustace J.
AU - Pathak P.
PY - 2019
SP - 262
EP - 270
DO - 10.5220/0007674102620270